Religious Freedom Film Competition

The Middle East Women’s Leadership Network (MEWLN) and the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF) are pleased to announce the Religious Freedom Film Competition. The goal of the competition is to challenge women filmmakers around the world to create short films that showcase how religious freedom leads to innovation, peace, security, entrepreneurship, and human flourishing in communities.

The "Top 10" films will screen before world-class CEOs and leaders at the 2018 Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards in Seoul, South Korea, before the opening of the Winter Paralympics. The grand prize winner of the competition will receive $5,000 and a trip to present her work at the awards.

The 1-to-3 minute films should be artful and compelling explorations of the impact of religious freedom (or the lack of it) in the workplace and community. Filmmakers may choose to create short narratives of real-life business leaders who encourage freedom of religious expression in their workplace or community.

Whether inspired by real-life events or fictional, animated, or experimental, the films should thoughtfully seek to affirm that cultural diversity and religious freedom are good for business.

RUNTIME

Shorts: From 1 to 3 minutes

ACCEPTED GENRES

Documentaries, Narratives, Animation, Experimental, Montage.

DEADLINE

October 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN

Films may developed from around the world.

NOTIFICATION DATE

February 1, 2018

SUBMISSIONS

The submission fee is $35.

For more details about the competition and sample films, visit the RFBF website at http://religiousfreedomandbusiness.org/film-competition-2018 or contact Shirin Taber, MEWLN Director, at shirin@visualstory.org.

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